2017 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Team
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2017 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Team
2017 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football
Middle Tennessee MT Logomark.svg
Camellia Bowl champion
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionEast Division
2017 record7-6 (4-4 C-USA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTony Franklin (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorScott Shafer (1st season)
Home stadiumJohnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
(Capacity: 31,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Florida Atlantic x$   8 0         11 3  
FIU   5 3         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         8 5  
Western Kentucky   4 4         6 7  
Middle Tennessee   4 4         7 6  
Old Dominion   3 5         5 7  
Charlotte   1 7         1 11  
West Division
North Texas x   7 1         9 5  
UAB   6 2         8 5  
Southern Miss   6 2         8 5  
Louisiana Tech   4 4         7 6  
UTSA   3 5         6 5  
Rice   1 7         1 11  
UTEP   0 8         0 12  
Championship: Florida Atlantic 41, North Texas 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football team represented Middle Tennessee State University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Blue Raiders played their home games at the Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro, Tennessee as members of the East Division of Conference USA (C-USA). They were led by 12th-year head coach Rick Stockstill. They finished the season 7-6, 4-4 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for third place in the East Division. They received an invite to the Camellia Bowl where they defeated Arkansas State.

Previous season

The Blue Raiders finished the 2016 season 8-5, 5-3 in C-USA play to finish in third place in the East Division. They received a bid to the Hawaii Bowl where they lost to Hawaii.

Schedule and results

Middle Tennessee announced its 2017 football schedule on January 26, 2017. The 2017 schedule consisted of six home and away games in the regular season.[1]

The Blue Raiders hosted two of the four non-conference opponents, Bowling Green from the Mid-American Conference and Vanderbilt from the Southeastern Conference and travel to Minnesota of the Big Ten Conference and Syracuse of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:00 p.m.Vanderbilt*CBSSNL 6-2826,717
September 92:30 p.m.at Syracuse*ACCN ExtraW 30-2329,731
September 162:30 p.m.at Minnesota*BTNL 3-3443,727
September 236:00 p.m.Bowling Green*
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
ESPN3W 24-1316,523
September 306:00 p.m.at Florida AtlanticSTADIUML 20-3812,913
October 72:00 p.m.FIUdagger
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
ESPN3W 37-1715,527
October 145:30 p.m.at UABbeINL 23-2525,309
October 206:00 p.m.Marshall
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
ESPN2L 10-3813,412
November 46:30 p.m.UTEP
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
beINW 30-311,411
November 111:00 p.m.at CharlotteESPN3W 35-2110,937
November 177:00 p.m.at Western KentuckyCBSSNL 38-41 3OT12,612
November 252:00 p.m.Old Dominion
  • Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
  • Murfreesboro, TN
ESPN3W 41-1010,128
December 167:00 p.m.vs. Arkansas State*ESPNW 35-3020,612
Schedule Source:[2]

Game summaries

Vanderbilt

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 14 7 7 0 28
Blue Raiders 0 0 0 6 6

at Syracuse

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 2 7 7 14 30
Orange 3 10 3 7 23

at Minnesota

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 3 0 0 3
Golden Gophers 3 17 7 7 34

Bowling Green

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 3 3 0 13
Blue Raiders 7 14 0 3 24

at Florida Atlantic

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 6 0 7 7 20
Owls 14 10 0 14 38

FIU

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 3 0 7 7 17
Blue Raiders 3 14 10 10 37

at UAB

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 10 10 3 0 23
Blazers 9 13 0 3 25

Marshall

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 24 0 7 38
Blue Raiders 3 7 0 0 10

UTEP

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 0 3 0 3
Blue Raiders 10 7 7 6 30

at Charlotte

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 14 14 0 7 35
49ers 7 0 7 7 21

at WKU

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT Total
Blue Raiders 0 3 0 21770 38
Hilltoppers 7 0 3 14773 41

Old Dominion

1 2 3 4 Total
Monarchs 3 0 0 7 10
Blue Raiders 3 21 7 10 41

vs Arkansas State-Camellia Bowl

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 14 7 7 35
Red Wolves 3 7 7 13 30

References

  1. ^ "Raiders to face four bowl teams" (Press release). Middle Tennessee State University Department of Athletics. January 26, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved 2017.

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